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Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Hometown BlondeHometown Blonde

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BA SCORE
89
very good

172 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 33
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002)
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-03-2013 22:46:31 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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Westuh

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-01-2013 18:57:43 | More by Westuh
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a clear looking yellow color with a foamy white head on top. The head retention was pretty strong on this from start to finish. The lacing wasn't much to look at other than a few scattered clumps on the glass. The smell of the beer was of fresh grains and yeast. The taste of the beer is very mild, it's slightly grassy but mostly grainy with a subtle hop spark in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer was clean, light bodied, moderately refreshing and dry in the finish. Overall this beer was pretty good for what it is. It's not something I am all that into but it's a good beer that fits the style I think. Definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 03:58:15 | More by Knapp85
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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle traded to me by demcorhip. Thanks man! Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours an unfiltered deep straw colour with a hint of orange. Big 1 1/2 inch of fluffy head off a pretty vigorous pour. head retention is great, carbonation is mild in the glass, and there's some nice, sticky lacing. Aroma is earthy, nutty, and lightly spicy and floral. Typical pils aroma, but very nice.

Taste is lightly spicy off the top with a peppery note, then some more floral sweetness, then some nutty malt and a lemon sourness. There's a surprisingly hoppy bitterness here, and it's welcoming and flavorful. This is a very tasty pilsner, and very dry, it keeps you wanting more. Carbonation is just zippy enough, and the body is medium-light. Great all around flavourful pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2008 19:51:36 | More by trevorwideman
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birchstick

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow stalk like color. Nose is sweet cereal malts with a nice caramel malts and a bit of grassy hops. Taste starts off with citrus lemon. These move on to a grainy malt flavor and are finished off by some spicy, grassy hops. Like most of their beers, really soft mouthfeel, smooth and full taboot. Overall, this is a nice, lightly hopped pilsner. Props to NG for brewing a really nice pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 05:20:49 | More by birchstick
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mdfb79

New York

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought this last weekend at the brewery. 12 oz. bottle poured into my 2012 New York Giants Super Bowl Champions pint glass.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent straw yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of grains, wheat, bready malts, biscuit, dough, light earthy notes, apples, and some light sweet corn. Not bad but not a ton going on.

t - Taste follows the nose pretty closely. Tastes of grains, bready malts, toasted malts, wheat, dough, biscuit, apples, light fruity malts, earthy notes, floral hops, and sweet corn. Again, nice but nothing too special.

m - Pretty light body and moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a slightly above average pilsner. Not bad at all, but not a ton going on to be honest; kind of surprised by the high score. Easy drinking and better than most light beers, but otherwise nothing special. Probably my least favorite NG beer to date.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 03:24:58 | More by mdfb79
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botham

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

this brew pours a blonde color (who would have thought?) with two fingers of white head that dissipates quickly, leaving a nice lacing on the glass.

smell is full of hops. a subtle fruitiness is present, along side alcohol in the background.

taste is rather sharp. hops up front, with a good amount of carbonation alongside. for the amount of hops in the taste, this one is not very bitter in the mouth. New Glarus did well with this one.

aftertaste is somewhat dry, with only the hops sticking around.

mouthfeel is light, with a decent film left around the mouth after swallowing.

drinkability is good, although the carbonation might fill the stomach before the beer does.

all in all, this is a good german pilsener. for drinkers that like this style, this one would make for a good try.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2007 03:34:46 | More by botham
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TexIndy

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got in trade with jeffkrenner - thanks! Poured from a 12oz bottle with no dates by notches on label. The color was a slightly cloudly golden yellow. It had a couple fingers of white head that slowly settled to a constant film. Decent lacing. The smell was typical pilsener - wet grass clippings and noble hops. The taste was good but pils is not one of my favorite styles. Not bad but they have an aftertaste that is very off-putting. Overall a decent beer and worth trying if you can easily get your hands on. (3.5, RB, T, O)

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2007 01:32:33 | More by TexIndy
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Alex_Weinard

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-16-2014 03:53:45 | More by Alex_Weinard
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-22-2012 04:51:57 | More by Fr0stb1te
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-13-2013 07:24:14 | More by GRG1313
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DIPADude01

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-28-2012 18:31:39 | More by DIPADude01
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Tiburon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-25-2012 19:32:50 | More by Tiburon
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-01-2012 04:14:26 | More by CWhite
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KCM

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

09-01-2012 20:06:35 | More by KCM
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BEERWOLF1951

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

09-30-2012 02:20:28 | More by BEERWOLF1951
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-15-2012 19:25:24 | More by bbadger
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ThePundsack88

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-04-2013 23:52:28 | More by ThePundsack88
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dorkinajeep

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

09-25-2012 01:34:31 | More by dorkinajeep
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Graff

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-08-2014 02:47:13 | More by Graff
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DooshBagalow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-25-2013 18:42:37 | More by DooshBagalow
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-24-2012 23:14:00 | More by PopnLoads
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-05-2013 00:15:35 | More by jzlyo
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks blonde alright. Good head, moderate lacing. Slightly sweet but largely pilsner/blonde ale aroma. The taste is somewhat sweet, low on hops but with a lingering bitterness. Refreshing and not cloying at all. Light and moderately sharp mouthfeel. Quite drinkable. Good to see that it's under 5% ABV.

3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 03:32:25 | More by tewaris
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JDV

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of IowaHerkeye. Thanks!
Pours rich golden into a pilsner glass with a nice bubbly and foamy white head giving good lacing. Smell is nice light malt, a bit lemony, tangy yeast and nice fresh breadiness. Taste is a touch thin, but nicely crisp, a hint lemony and very refreshing with a nice neutral bitterness. Easy to drink with no off flavors and a uniqueness to it. Simple but nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2008 00:35:57 | More by JDV
Hometown Blonde from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.